12/29/2012 11:36 AMPosted by TasteDeathI dont understand how you are getting 3x as many drops on MP8. The additional chance to get a bonus item is only 71% on MP8, so assuming every single mob can drop a bonus item (which isnt true) you will at best get 1.71x more items on MP8 compared to MP0.
Bonus item chance doesn't only trigger if the mob was going to drop an item. If the mob drops a pile of gold, or a potion, or a tome, you still get a chance of a bonus item.
So if a mob has a 30% chance to drop 'something' then a 33% chance of item, 33% chance of gold, 33% chance of potion/tome....
10% of kills will drop an item in MP0.
21.3% of kills will drop an extra item in MP8.
So in essence you are more than doubling your item drops from white mobs.
My runs are pretty much spot on 1200 white mobs and 50 elites (roughly 25 packs)
So 25 packs = 5 * 3.5 + 20 * 4.5 = 108 items from elites
1200 * 0.10 = 120 items from whites
228 items per MP0 run.
MP8 would be...
Same 108 items from elites
Same 120 items from whites normally
1200 * 0.71 * 0.30 = 256 bonus items.
484 items instead of 228 item drops per run, or an increase of 2.12x as many items. Then a 200% increase to magic find is applied to all drops.
So 375 vs 575 is 42% effective improved chance of legendary drop. 2.12 * 1.42 = 3.012
That means MP8 vs MP0 you would get more legendaries an hour as long as you can do MP8 within 3x as long.
I'm using the numbers we've recieved by blizzard to do that calculation, however they have admitted that not all mobs can drop bonus items, and some have less than 30%, while others have higher, that is only the average chance to drop 'something', so I feel its not reasonable to just take it at face value.